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Fundamentals of Botanic Drawing

  Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, illustrators of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, will take you through the ...

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Introduction to Botanical Art & Demonstration with Jenny Phillips

  This intensive will focus on the techniques for watercolour and drawing skills essential in Botanical art. There will be a ...

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Perception, Visual Thinking, Design and Composition with Helen Burrows

This workshop will be fun and thought provoking, allowing students to experience and give meaning to stimuli using elements of ...

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Translucence, Highlights and Bloom with Dianne Emery

In this workshop you will work on techniques to capture the beautiful appearance translucence on small fruits such as redcurrant, ...

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Beginner's workshop with Mali Moir

This workshop provides an introduction to Botanical art via pencil and watercolour. Students will begin to develop skills in outline ...

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Beginner's workshop with Dianne Emery

This workshop provides an introduction to Botanical art via pencil and watercolour. Students will begin to develop skills in outline ...

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‘ENLARGED FLOWER PORTRAITS’ 4 DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP with JOHN PASTORIZA-PINOL

The structure of the class involves a 4 day painting project, where the demonstrator assists each student with composition, painting ...

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Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour, 5 day workshop with Margaret Muffet

This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic ...

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Watercolour painting with Jenny Phillips

Focus will be on the beautiful ease of watercolour. Along with techniques in using watercolour to create the desired effects. ...

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Botanical painting in watercolour with Beverley Allen, beginners workshop

Working from the one subject (supplied by Beverley), you will observe and note botanical features, discuss drawing techniques of light, ...

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Documentary on six Australian Botanical artists, produced by Botanical artist David Reynolds Bota

Over the past two and a half years David has been writing, directing and filming an hour long documentary on ...

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The Florilegium; A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history

A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history The Florilegium The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Celebrating 200 years A beautiful, 224 page ...

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Future BASA Exhibitions

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
29 March – 2 April 2017 at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

Flora: The Art and Science of the Plant
30 August – 12 September 2017 at the Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

 

STOP PRESS !  WORLDWIDE BOTANICAL ART EXHIBITION – May 2018

A worldwide collaboration linking people to plants through contemporary botanical art will be held in May 2018. Exhibition venues in over 16 countries around the world will all hold special events on May 18, 2018 – a Worldwide Day of Botanical Art following the sun from venue to venue. The Exhibition in Australia will be held in Canberra and expressions of interest from artists will be called for shortly. <read more>

Calendar of Botanical Art Events

Watercolour painting with Jenny Phillips @ BOTANICAL ART SCHOOL OF MELBOURNE
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Focus will be on the beautiful ease of watercolour. Along with techniques in using watercolour to create the desired effects. Subject chosen & supplied by Jenny, with the aim to complete a painting in the[...]
Botanical painting in watercolour with Beverley Allen, beginners workshop @ STURT  | Mittagong | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
Working from the one subject (supplied by Beverley), you will observe and note botanical features, discuss drawing techniques of light, shade, composition, perspective and do a tonal drawing prior to painting. There will be discussion[...]
Jan 3 – Jan 6 all-day
12:00 am
This workshop provides an introduction to Botanical art via pencil and watercolour. Students will begin to develop skills in outline drawing, foreshortening, tonal work,  surface rendering, colour work and paint application. The cost includes equipment[...]
Introduction to Botanical Art & Demonstration with Jenny Phillips @ Jenny Phillips Botanical Art School of Melbourne
Jan 9 – Jan 10 all-day
12:00 am
  This intensive will focus on the techniques for watercolour and drawing skills essential in Botanical art. There will be a chosen subject you will all draw and paint, using the techniques demonstrated.
Jan 10 – Jan 13 all-day
12:00 am
This workshop provides an introduction to Botanical art via pencil and watercolour. Students will begin to develop skills in outline drawing, foreshortening, tonal work, surface rendering, colour work and paint application. The cost includes equipment[...]
Introduction to Botanical Art & Demonstration with Jenny Phillips @ Jenny Phillips Botanical Art School of Melbourne
Jan 12 – Jan 13 all-day
12:00 am
  This intensive will focus on the techniques for watercolour and drawing skills essential in Botanical art. There will be a chosen subject you will all draw and paint, using the techniques demonstrated.
Introduction to Botanical Art & Demonstration with Jenny Phillips @ Jenny Phillips Botanical Art School of Melbourne
Jan 13 – Jan 14 all-day
12:00 am
  This intensive will focus on the techniques for watercolour and drawing skills essential in Botanical art. There will be a chosen subject you will all draw and paint, using the techniques demonstrated.
Translucence, Highlights and Bloom with Dianne Emery @ Whirling Room Studio, Observatory Gate
Jan 16 – Jan 18 all-day
12:00 am
In this workshop you will work on techniques to capture the beautiful appearance translucence on small fruits such as redcurrant, grapes or raspberries. You will also work on creating the highlights to suggest satin or[...]
‘ENLARGED FLOWER PORTRAITS’  4 DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP with JOHN PASTORIZA-PINOL @ Geelong Botanic Gardens | East Geelong | Victoria | Australia
12:00 am
The structure of the class involves a 4 day painting project, where the demonstrator assists each student with composition, painting techniques and colour theory which will be offered in class and assigned for homework. John[...]
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day
12:00 am
This workshop will be fun and thought provoking, allowing students to experience and give meaning to stimuli using elements of design. Organisation of the information through the senses, using problem solving techniques will result in[...]
Fundamentals of Botanic Drawing @ Joseph Maiden Theatre
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day
12:00 am
  Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, illustrators of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, will take you through the fundamentals of producing the perfect tonal drawing. Covering proportion, perspective, foreshortening, composition and tone,[...]
Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour, 5 day workshop with Margaret Muffet @ Fay Boyd's Fine Art School | Grafton | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic 3D tonal painting. We will first draw our subject with emphasis on, tone, form, life[...]
Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour, 5 day workshop with Margaret Muffet @ Fay Boyd's Fine Art School | Grafton | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic 3D tonal painting. We will first draw our subject with emphasis on, tone, form, life[...]